The most disruptive technology to emerge in the past decade, blockchain technology has had an immediate impact on the legal industry to address the new issues that blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and distributed ledger technologies present. This panel discusses current and potential regulatory issues facing blockchain technology, including ICOs and securities regulation, prevention of blockchain use in criminal activities, the uncertain tax landscape, and the unique challenges of regulating a global borderless technology.
Justin C. Steffen, Michele R. Korver, Elaine Wyder-Harshman, Michael Baumert, and Emily Hayes, Panel II: Blockchain Regulation and Criminal Law, 34 UIC J. Marshall J. Priv. & Tech. L. 31 (2019)